UWI student to receive $400,000 tuition grant in KFC Zinger campaign
Andrei Roper, KFC Jamaica Brand Manager (standing) shares a moment with a few UWI, Mona students.
One student of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona is set to receive a $400,000 tuition grant courtesy of KFC Jamaica in a campaign spearheaded by the fast-food company.
"We wanted to give back in a meaningful way and what better way than to reward one of our lucky Zinger loving UWI students, than with assistance towards their education?” said Andrei Roper, KFC Jamaica Brand Manager.
The student will be selected from a social media campaign.
KFC said it has crowned it’s UWI Mona location: the “Zinger capital of the Jamaica” based on the passionate and fanatical support that the Zinger sandwich has garnered among the University population in recent years.
KFC Jamaica indicates that sales for the Zinger at its UWI location are consistently at the very top of its restaurant network. This is in part due to the consumer palate trends in young adults globally leaning towards sandwiches and convenience choices, as well as the overall satisfaction and value that customers attest to getting from the Zinger.
“To celebrate KFC UWI and the students, faculty, and community that supports this restaurant and so heavily consumes our beloved Zinger sandwich, we’re bringing something exciting to them,” explained Roper explained.
During this current Zinger promotional period, from Monday to Thursday, any customer who purchases a Zinger combo at the KFC UWI location between 3pm and 7pm, will receive some free add-ons like a free Mega Fries upsize or a free Mega drink upsize.
On Fridays, from 3-5pm for a limited time only, anyone who purchases a Zinger Combo at the KFC UWI location, will receive another Zinger for free.
“The fun doesn’t end there though. We wanted to step things up a notch and as a result we’ll be making one Zinger lover very happy,” Roper continued. “For the next two weeks, once you purchase a Zinger meal at KFC UWI, fill out your name and contact details on the back of your receipt and drop it in the entry box inside the KFC UWI store, you’re in with a chance to win free zingers for a year." Roper said.
“In addition to this, for the next several weeks, our KFC ‘Z-Team’ of promoters will be on campus with Zinger giveaways and activities as our way of saying thank you to our Campus customers,” Roper added. “Patrons who attend the popular UWI Integration Thursday series at UWI Student’s Union will also be treated to lots of Zinger activations and giveaways each week.”